The duo don’t have any symptoms, but the entire team — including coaching and support staff — faces a quarantine period of 14 days at home, Dresden said on its official website. The club resumed practice sessions last Thursday.
The Bundesliga is set to become the first major soccer league in the world’s most popular sport to resume during the global coronavirus pandemic after a two-month stoppage.
Along with extensive testing of players, handshakes and team photos won’t take place, and the ball will be disinfected before kickoff, among other safety measures.
No fans but cutouts instead
No fans, then, but the money from lucrative TV rights is much needed by soccer clubs, Germany included.
“You would have a lot of people who are not playing, who are not coaching and not sitting in the big positions — they would also be getting into a bad economic situation.”
Dates haven’t been announced for the official return of the three highest profile soccer leagues — the UK’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A.